Definition of nonrigid in English:


Syllabification: non·rig·id
Pronunciation: /nänˈrijid


  • 1(Especially of materials) not rigid.
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    • She often worked with non-rigid materials such as this, and in 1964 she initiated ‘vestiary’ sculpture, designed to be worn by the spectator.
    • The cruciate ligaments are able to pivot where they are attached to the bones because they are made of a non-rigid material.
    • As a result, 30% of paratroops and 590 non-rigid containers, which had been assigned to be dropped on the first night, remained stranded on airfields.
  • 1.1Denoting an airship whose shape is maintained solely by the pressure of the gas inside.
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    • The Navy had purchased five nonrigid airships from Goodyear in 1954 for the airborne early warning mission.

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